For August turns Scott and I decided to head up to the North Side of Rainier and Make a weekend trip up in Mowich lake and Spray park . The destination was the Flett Glacier which is now more of a remnant snowfield then Glacier that tops out around 8'500 feet between both Echo and Observation Rocks.
Scott's friend Jill decided to come along and enjoy the scenery.
The first night was uneventful as we camped at the Mowich lake campgrounds. The next morning we made a relatively Early start of 9:00 traversing on the Wonderland trail for 4 miles then cut into Spray Park.
The View from Spray Park
Jill and Myself Resting
Scott Crossing the Boulder field with Mother Mountain in the background
Mt Rainier Between Echo and Observation Rocks
Our Destination the Flett Glacier
It was Jill's first time using Crampons but she was enjoying herself
Jill and Myself Climbing the Glacier
Looking at the Massive Willis wall and liberty Cap
Jill at the High Point with the Russel Glacier in the Background
We made our way back to the Flett Glacier
Now finally some Skiing and Snowboarding
It was so good we had to go for a round two
Nice clean lines on the Flett
Taking a quick Breather before the hike back to base camp
Leaving the Flett
This was our campsite for the night
There wasn't that much color for the Sunset but the Sunrise was amazing
We could tell Rain clouds were coming in so we decided to leave early and be back at the Car before noon
So this concludes my 70th Month of Consecutive Skiing
On another Note we were at the Flett Glacier last year and it seems that it had advanced this last winter
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 pm Posts: 592 Location: ca. - sierra
and just when i was starting to watch the tumbleweeds spinning around your TR comes along. just in time looking good kj, way to get those aug turns in. conditions look good too. im sure by next month it will be back to riding powder for you pnw folks!